Oral History/Collections Digitization Workshop

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April 11, 2013, 9:00 AM CT

Preserve and share your community's stories...

Join museum professionals, librarians, and scholars as they explore innovative ways to build momentum using oral histories and digitization projects. In this interactive workshop, you will explore ways to document the stories of your community, digitize your photo collection, and share the results using internet. Learn best practices and hear from those working in the field.

Attendees should register with the Kansas Museums Association.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kansas Museums Association, Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Workshop Schedule

9:00: Welcome

9:15: Patty Nicholas, Forsyth Library Archivist, digitizing collections.

10:00: Break

10:15: Patty Nicholas, Forsyth Library Archivist, techniques for planning and executing oral history projects.

12:15 - Lunch

1:00: Panel Discussion of Successful Oral History and Digitization Projects. Moderated by Jay Price, Wichita State Public History Program. Panelists include:

Joan Weaver, Director of the Kinsley Public Library, planning an oral history project at a small institution

Briana O'Higgins, Reporter at KMUW, interview techniques and recording with video

Cheryl Duffy, English Professor at Fort Hays State University, innovative ways of gathering oral histories

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Digital Archivist at the University of Kansas, crowd-sourcing the Leon Hughes African American digital photo collection

2:15: Break

2:30: Murl Riedel, KHC Director or Grants, building and funding an oral history or digitization project

3:30: Tour of Forsyth Library Facilities (Optional)

Fort Hays State University
Forsythe Library
600 Park St
Hays, KS 67601
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Sponsored by: Kansas Museums Association

For more information about this event, please contact:
Lisa Dodson
(316) 304-4639